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Monday: May 10, 2010

Sneaking chickens into your school will land you with a suspension plus a felony charge.Sneaking chickens into your school will land you with a suspension plus a felony charge.

And let that be a lesson to all of you kids out there looking to make a name for yourselves with an outrageous senior prank. Chickens (and law enforcement) do not find amusing to be let loose through the halls of your school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:26 AM | Tags (9) | prank | studends | school | chicken | vents | felony | suspension | dumb | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.

Google also is reportedly in talks to pay $1 billion to acquire ITA Software, which develops fare-shopping software for online travel agencies, airlines and fare-search-only sites, such as Bing Travel and Kayak.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | airlines | fares | google | interesting | kayak | online | shopping | software | travel | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten free iPhone apps to learn a new skill in ten minutes or less.Ten free iPhone apps to learn a new skill in ten minutes or less.

Yes folks, if you have a desire to learn a brand new skill chances are there truly is an app for that somewhere on the app store. Enjoy these quick gems and be sure to use your newfound skills wisely and for the greater good (looking at you, origami app).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:16 AM | Tags (9) | apple | apps | free | iphone | knots | morse | origami | skills | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 26, 2010

Thirteen terrific sites for managing and sharing media files.Thirteen terrific sites for managing and sharing media files.

I keep hearing fantastic things about DropBox but I have yet to take advantage of their service. Should you decide to not make the same mistake you'll get two free gigabytes of storage space for signing up. Happy sharing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:06 AM | Tags (10) | audio | dropbox | files | interwebs | managing | media | multimedia | music | sharing | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Adobe to work on speeding up Flash video thanks to new Apple APIs.Adobe to work on speeding up Flash video thanks to new Apple APIs.

In the recent Mac OS X 10.6.3 update, Apple added a Video Decode Acceleration Framework  for accessing H.264 decoding hardware present in the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 320M, and GT 330M GPUs. It turns out that this is precisely one of the APIs Adobe was hoping for.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | adobe | api | apple | flash | mac | performance | speed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.

Most other floppy disk manufacturers had long since pulled out of the market, and Sony itself has already ceased sales to most of its overseas markets. With the release of the iMac in 1998, Apple was the first computer maker to take the plunge and eliminate the floppy completely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 1998 | cnet | disks | floppy | manufacturers | markets | media | overseas | sales | sony | storage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.NASA releases brand new Hubble images in honor of the telescope's 20th birthday.

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured over 570,000 images of roughly 30,000 objects in our known Universe? What, you didn't know that? Then go ahead and start your day off right with some additional cosmic photography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | celebration | hubble | nasa | photos | space | telescope | twenty | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert renew their contracts with Comedy Central.Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert renew their contracts with Comedy Central.

Stewart's contract extension with COMEDY CENTRAL will keep him at the helm of 'The Daily Show' through June 2013. Colbert's extension will keep him and 'The Colbert Report' at the all-comedy channel through the end of 2012.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 1:56 PM | Tags (6) | comedycentral | comingsoon | jonstewart | dailyshow | colbertreport | stephencolbert |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple would like their device back from Gizmodo, sends official letter.Apple would like their device back from Gizmodo, sends official letter.

Well, this whole story just keeps getting more interesting every minute. Apple has acknowledged the existence of said missing device and sent notice asking for return. Gizmodo has decided to post the letter along with a casual smart-alecky response as well. Not a good way to win brownie points or future media event invitations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:45 PM | Tags (11) | apple | device | events | found | gizmodo | iphone | legal | lost | prototype | response | tuaw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A handy Photoshop tutorial regarding how to create your very own realistic paper textures.A handy Photoshop tutorial regarding how to create your very own realistic paper textures.

Not sure just what version of Photoshop you'll need to pull this off but you can probably find multiple methods in earlier versions should you be so inclinded to do so. Quick note, the best use of digital paper design on a blog goes to Panic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 1:31 PM | Tags (9) | tutorial | psdtuts | paper | textures | quick | panic | blog | design | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.

The robotics aren't quite advanced enough yet to send an actual android that is advanced as the ones you've seen on Star Trek - but it's a start. As to when these robot astronauts will turn on their masters and decide to destory all of our satellites - anybody's guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:14 PM | Tags (8) | data | humanoid | launch | nasa | robots | shuttle | space | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Facebook now accounts for 41% of all social media traffic according to comScore stats.Facebook now accounts for 41% of all social media traffic according to comScore stats.

As of March 2010, Facebook traffic made up 41% of all traffic on a list of popular social destinations. MySpace was in second place, capturing around 24% of traffic. Gmail had 15%, and Twitter had 8%.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:05 PM | Tags (11) | interwebs | facebook | myspace | mashable | traffic | comscore | stats | gmail | twitter | social | networking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.Seven things about JavaScript you wish you'd have known earlier in your career.

As usual, another quality post from the folks over at Smashing Magazine. I have to admit that I'm guilty of still not knowing some of the tidbits contained in this article despite (for all intensive purposes) this being my career for quite some time. How irresponsible is that?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 12:59 PM | Tags (9) | arrays | code | javascript | programming | shortcuts | shortening | smashing | things | tidbits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cheese sandwiches can also double as punishment sentence for school food fights.Cheese sandwiches can also double as punishment sentence for school food fights.

Ah, food fights - the cornerstone of every good education. Rather than hand out detention for those involved in said food fights, one New Jersey school decided to serve up nothing but cheese sandwiches. They hope this policy will help to reduce further food fight escalations. Keep on fighting the good fight, Jersey.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 12:54 PM | Tags (9) | punishment | newjersey | cheese | sandwiches | silly | school | effective | policy | prison |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.

If you haven't heard by now (which you probably have but we'll continue anyway) Gizmodo mysteriously got their hands on a prototype of the next generation iPhone which was supposedly left in a bar by an Apple employee. This breach of Apple security and the entire story itself is raising all kinds of questions about media ethics.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:45 PM | Tags (12) | apple | bar | cnn | employee | ethics | gizmodo | iphone | lost | media | nextgen | prototype | stolen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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